Atlanta UK boosts operational efficiencies

Packing and wrapping specialists, Atlanta UK, has recently supplied a Peterborough, UK-based corrugated box manufacturer with an automated solution to enhance their pallet wrapping and handling processes. The investment is in response to a significant surge in orders that strained their existing manual operations.

Faced with the challenge of managing pallet loads reaching heights of up to 2900mm and handling rates approaching 60 pallet loads per hour, the box plant sought a transformative solution.

Atlanta UK responded with a tailored approach that introduced an innovative low-level pallet conveying system, integrated with the box plant’s existing palletising operation. From the outset, this solution improved process efficiency, enabling the sequencing of full loads, two at a time, into a custom-designed high-speed rotary arm pallet wrapping unit.

One of the advantages of the introduced low-level conveyors was their role in streamlining the unloading of fully wrapped and secured pallets. Given that all internal pallet movements within the facility relied on standard powered pallet trucks with no lifting capabilities, the conveyors facilitated this step.

The inherent instability of the column-stacked pallet loads presented a challenge. Moreover, the wrapping process required a delicate balance between securing the load and minimising the use of film. The need for reliable film welding at the end of each wrapping cycle was also emphasised, preventing unwinding during unloading at end-user sites. Atlanta UK’s proprietary welding solution, featuring constant heating and minimal maintenance, has proven effective in meeting these demands.

Roger Cope, Director, Atlanta UK, commented, “We take pride in our ability to engineer customised solutions that not only meet the specific needs of our customers but also drive operational efficiency. The integration of our low-level pallet conveying system and high-speed rotary arm pallet wrapping unit showcases our commitment to innovation and seamless collaboration.”


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